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The North Providence Breeze 05-16-2018

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North Providence Edition Sports & Recreation MAY 16-22, 2018 valleybreeze.com @ Tremendous turnaround Once 0-5, Cougars' softball team nails down five out of six victories to clinch state playoff berth BREEZE PHOTOS BY ERIC BENEVIDES Above, North Providence catcher JESSICA RIZZO gets ready to belt a single to right field in the first inning of last Wednesday afternoon's game against Cranston East. The Cougars came back from a 3-0 deficit after four innings of play to defeat the Thunderbolts, 5-3, and clinch a berth in the state playoffs. North Providence pitcher HANNAH DOORLEY, right, shown firing a pitch, also helped her cause at the plate with a run-scoring double in the sixth inning and an RBI single in the seventh. By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze Sports Editor sports@valleybreeze.com CRANSTON – After opening its Division I schedule with an 0-5 record that was the pro- gram's worst start in more than a decade, the North Providence High softball team could have easily packed up its gear at that point and called it a season. But during the past three weeks, the senior- less Cougars have shown what kind of a ball- club they are this season, and not only did they come back to capture five of their next six games, but they also sewed up a return trip to the state playoffs. And no two victories had their fans on the edges of their seats like the two come-from- behind wins they picked up last week. A day after erasing a 4-0 deficit after 4½ innings of play to beat Toll Gate, 6-5, the Cougars fought back from a 3-0 deficit after four frames to post a 5-3 triumph over Cranston East on Wednesday afternoon at the Thunderbolts' Aqueduct Field. See SOFTBALL, Page 12 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor are welcome from readers. Please: • Limit to 500 words. Longer letters may appear online only. • Letters on local or state topics and issues will take precedence over those on national issues. • No more than one letter per person every 8 weeks, please. • All letters must be signed and include a hometown. Send by e-mail to: news@valleybreeze.com, or mail to The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 204, Lincoln, RI 02865. Bernina Babylock Janome Elna Necchi Juki 401-463-8824 1280 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston, RI www.blainesewing.net Hours: Tu.-Fri. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Th.10 a.m. - 8 p.m; Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. family owned for over 60 years sales and service since 1950 sewing machine center DENTALARTSGROUPRI.COM DENTAL ARTS GROUP Visit our newly renovated office "A Collaborative Practice Committed To Excellence" Dr. David McFarland Dr. Richard Glick Dr. Rochelle Rhodes Monday - Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 1136 Hartford Ave. Johnston 521-3661 Major insurance plans accepted Ask Us About UnderArmour Performance Enhancing Mouthwear Seven Cedars Farm On the corner of John Mowry Road and Rt. 116 - George Washington Highway, Smithfield, RI For more information, e-mail us at webejammin@cox.net Over 55 Vendors! Craft & Vendor Fair Saturday, May 19th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free Admission • Free PArking Rain Date May 20th

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